Sent by VPR Senior Producer Franny Bastian:
Larry Crist of the American Red Cross sent in an update concerning donations.
Crist says that monetary donations are the most valuable form of assistance for those recovering from Irene and that outpourings of donations, particularly “things,” can be a burden.
He stresses, before buying or donating, contact your local town manager or emergency response person to find out what is needed.
According to Crist, your help can go to work very quickly and more efficiently when you make a financial contribution to the organization(s) of your choice.